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Posted 17 July 2019 - 08:09 PM
What is one thing you love about your place of employment and/or that makes you happy being there?
Posted 17 July 2019 - 08:11 PM
I think shared goals are important. One thing I love about my workplace is that everyone has a genuine desire to achieve what we're primarily there for.
Posted 17 July 2019 - 08:15 PM
My line manager respects my experience (20 years), doesn’t micromanage me, trusts my judgment and gives me a fair whack of autonomy.
And I love the (special needs) kids I teach.
Posted 17 July 2019 - 08:15 PM
Also some of the regulars. I LOVE seeing how happy the seniors in my tech classes get when they remember how to do something I've taught them. One came into the library with his walking stick in one hand, waving his ipad in the other, yelling "I STREAMED THE TELEVISION LAST NIGHT!“ last week. He was so happy that he remembered how to make ABC iView work.
Edited by kimasa, 17 July 2019 - 08:15 PM.
Posted 17 July 2019 - 08:17 PM
I've had a rough time lately with workplace satisfaction and happiness.
The one thing that really got me through last term was the kids (school). One student in particular that I've worked intensively with who has come such a long way makes me proud and sad at the same time because he leaves this year
Posted 17 July 2019 - 08:27 PM
The people I work with and my amazing boss who never bats an eyelid when I have to take off early for a sick kid, just says “on no you poor thing hope they feel better soon”
Edited by 28 Barbary Lane, 18 July 2019 - 06:03 AM.
Posted 17 July 2019 - 08:40 PM
I work with some really great people. I grumble about it from time to time, but honestly we've all worked together for so many years and they all have my back if I need them.
Posted 17 July 2019 - 08:50 PM
what I studied
what I love to learn and do
no two days are the same
direct contribution to society
I can slack off here and there, and make up for it at other times
Small team comprising of capable, non-idiotic humans who care about THEIR work.
Bosses who walk the talk and who let me take on challenges, fail, and succeed.
Oh, it pays quite well too.
Posted 17 July 2019 - 08:52 PM
Always busy. Always. All the time.
Work is boring if you have nothing to do.
Posted 17 July 2019 - 08:58 PM
I have more than one!
I love that we make a product, a physical item, and we all work towards making that item. And it’s a pretty cool item too. There isn’t much manufacturing in Australia anymore, it’s somewhat unique.
I like that I only have to work my 8 hours and then I get to go home, on time, almost every work day. I don’t work at home and I don’t have a work phone on me at all times. I don’t even have a work mobile.
I like that everyone at work is treated equally poorly, lol. We all are under paid, we all are treated like children, we all want better coffee and some tea bags in the tea room, we all want some flexible work hours. But at least it’s all equal, there is little resentment between people. We all just whinge together and get on with it.
I like that I don’t work in the city, and only have to drive 20-30 minutes to get to work, against traffic.
Posted 17 July 2019 - 09:02 PM
Our mission. We have the opportunity to improve the lives of more Australians than anyone else. It’s heady stuff.
Posted 17 July 2019 - 09:02 PM
I work largely for myself from home, so my answer is not really in topic. However
- I love working from my lovely home and sitting in a sunny spot with my laptop and a cup of tea, rather than in an office
- I love making long term relationships with clients
- I love seeing results, even if they take a while
- I like that I have colleagues at arms length, i don't see them more than once a week, which is just right for me.
- In previous jobs, what I have liked most, apart from the actual work and the "clients" (kids), has been people who also love their job and are genuine and passionate.
Posted 17 July 2019 - 09:11 PM
I like that we are a community that cares about each other.
Posted 17 July 2019 - 09:32 PM
The women. I love the excitement of the first antenatal visit and getting to know them. Its a buzz to see them after they've birthed and to meet the baby who I'd been palping in utero.
Posted 17 July 2019 - 09:39 PM
I really like the work. I like using a mix of history and science to really get answers. I like making a difference to properties and making them safe.
Posted 17 July 2019 - 09:59 PM
My work hours. I’m part time and not spending 5 days a week in an office means I have the work-life balance to actually enjoy my job.
Posted 17 July 2019 - 10:39 PM
My boss who also has young kids and just ‘gets it’.
The fact that I now work only 30min from home. Not missing the daily commute to the CBD.
Posted 18 July 2019 - 06:02 AM
My boss always says family comes first.
I work on providing technology that helps the environment.
People in the office typically wear shorts and t-shirts - even the boss!
The people at my work are intelligent, talented, and have a great sense of humour.
Posted 18 July 2019 - 06:38 AM
For myself, flexible working hours no questions asked.
For everyone, family friendly. Kids sick, no problem etc
Posted 18 July 2019 - 07:02 AM
The fact I can do it from home and never have to see anyone or commute.... Ever. I am a hermit as a result and love it.
Posted 18 July 2019 - 10:21 AM
Trust. Not micromanaged.
School hours and increased if I choose which I have.
People I work with - even have a work wife now, lol .
Within 5 mins walking distance from home which includes school drop off on the way.
A good boss who puts back into the business and his staff.
And a "work conference" to Fiji for all staff in August .
Last 3 yrs were to Bali so it was time for a change.
Posted 18 July 2019 - 01:02 PM
It's busy. I have a decent leave balance due to working here for some time.
That is all.
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